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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Activity Monitor

Activity Monitor enables you to get information about the various processes running on your computer. It also displays, in graphical format, CPU activity, memory usage, and disk and network statistics. You may find this information helpful if you are a programmer or network administrator or you are trying to troubleshoot a computer problem.

✓ Tip

  • A processis a set of programming codes that performs a task.

To monitor computer activity

1.
Open the Activity Monitor icon in the Utilities folder (Figure 1). The Activity Monitor window appears (Figure 2).
Figure 2. The Activity Monitor window shows a list of all processes running on your computer.

2.
To view only specific types of processes, choose an option from the pop-up ...

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